Mar 2, 2020
Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) is a collective of imprisoned human rights advocates. We talk about their recent national call for outside solidarity actions from August 21st through September 9th. We also talk about the state of prisoner movements today and solidarity organizing on the outside.
He also discusses the dangers of celebrities co-opting prisoner resistance and speaking over their demands to impose bad solutions, like recent calls for increases in the numbers of prison guards in Mississippi.
JLS has an International Law Project underway to document the inhumane conditions in prisons in all 50 US states, for the purpose of presenting these conditions before the UN Human Rights council. We talk about that project as well as JLS’s organizational stance on the 2020 elections.